COOLING

August 3rd, 2010

CoolIT ECO A.L.C CPU Cooler Review

For many people, water cooling their CPU is very much a bridge too far.  However, CoolIT’s ECO is looking to fly in the face of preconceptions by bringing high performance water cooling to the masses by featuring easy installation coupled with a sub-$100 price.  Hopefully, it will live up to our expectations.


July 19th, 2010

Thermaltake Frio CPU Cooler Review

Thermaltake was one of the first companies to release a high-end CPU cooler but in recent years they have struggled to find their stride.  The Frio is their latest foray into the heatsink market which retails for under $60 but is supposed to bring Thermaltake’s name into line with other industry luminaries like Thermalright and [...]


June 10th, 2010

Prolimatech Armageddon CPU Cooler Review

After releasing their now infamous Megahalems heatsink, Prolimatech followed up with the Mega Shadow which was basically a Megahalems finished in a stunning black anodized finish.  They have now released a brand new heatsink called the Armageddon which is designed from the ground up to take advantage of low speed 140mm fans.  Can Prolimatech capitalize on [...]


June 2nd, 2010

Coolink Corator DS CPU Cooler Review

Being the sister company of an industry heavyweight can’t be easy but that’s exactly what Coolink has lived with since their inception.  Nonetheless, they have succeeded time and again in distancing themselves from the long shadow that Noctua casts and have forged ahead with innovative, well-priced heatsink designs.  In this review we take a look [...]


May 12th, 2010

Thermalright Venomous X CPU Cooler Review

There was a time when Thermalright was the undisputed champion in the CPU cooling market.  In the last two years their lead has been gradually chipped away by the competition to the point where their once-leading TRUE is playing second fiddle to the likes of Prolimatech, Noctua and even Zalman.  Their answer is called the [...]


April 20th, 2010

Cogage TRUE Spirit (Rev.2) CPU Cooler Review

A while back we looked at the “original” TRUE Spirit from Cogage and came away with a positive impression since not only did it offer good performance but it also retailed for a downright incredible price.  Cogage has now released a slightly tweaked version this popular heatsink by adding a proper backplate for better mounting [...]


March 29th, 2010

Lamptron FC5 Fan Controller Review

Fan controllers aren’t exactly the most glamorous items in the tech world nor are they popular these days.  However, companies like Lamptron have continued to innovate these products with upscale LCD displays, numerous readout options and the ability to control multiple high power fans.  Their ideals seem grounded in reality but is the $60 asking [...]


March 15th, 2010

Gelid Tranquillo CPU Cooler Review

When it comes to CPU coolers, most consumers usually have to choose between a low price or good performance since there are very few products on the market that feature both.  With their Traquillo, Gelid is trying to release a product that incorporates the best of both worlds.  Can they succeed?


January 28th, 2010

Zalman CNPS10X Flex CPU Cooler Review

When we last looked at Zalman’s new CNPS10X family with the Extreme version, there seemed to be a lot to like but there were some shortcomings as well.  Zalman has now launched the Flex Edition which not only  improves upon the mounting setup we saw on previous generations but also comes with the mounting hardware [...]


January 5th, 2010

Zalman Reveals Upcoming Lineup

At the upcoming CES 2010 show, Zalman will be showing a number of their new products which include cases, coolers and even some new 3D products. In this article, we take a quick, pictorial look at some of the more exciting announcements they will be making over the coming days.